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Pervasive Health 2012 :: 1st CALL FOR PAPERS
The 6th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies
for Healthcare
May 21-24, 2012
San Diego, California, United States

The overall goal of the conference remains tightly coupled with the original
aims of the field, to address a set of related technologies and concepts
that help integrate healthcare more seamlessly into everyday life,
regardless of space and time. To achieve this, it is necessary to take a
multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and
development. The Pervasive Healthcare Community has a broad scope of
research topics and concerns:
* identifying and understanding problems from a technological, social, and
medical perspective (with a particular emphasis on understanding and
supporting patient needs);
* design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software
infrastructures, algorithms, and applications; and
* organizational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive
Healthcare Technology into the healthcare enterprise.

The 2012 Pervasive Healthcare conference aims to gather technology experts,
practitioners, industry and international authorities contributing towards
the assessment, development and deployment of pervasive medical based
technologies, standards and procedures.The theme of this year's conference
is: Coping with the Challenges and Opportunities within Pervasive
E-Healthcare (COPE), with a special focus on pervasive healthcare management
and its ability to deliver timely, quality based information to medical
practitioners in providing high levels of patient care. The challenges and
opportunities within e-Healthcare are immense. A multidisciplinary and
coordinated approach is needed from 1) user requirements, 2) technology
development and 3) application integration, to help deliver a successful
pervasive healthcare management system.

Traditional healthcare environments are extremely complex and challenging to
manage, as they are required to cope with an assortment of patient
conditions under various circumstances with a number of resource
constraints. Pervasive healthcare technologies seek to respond to a variety
of these pressures by successfully integrating them within existing health
care environments.

Technologies, standards and procedures on their own provide little and or no
meaningful service. It is essential that pervasive healthcare environments,
through a combined approach of data collection, data correlation and data
presentation, assist health care professionals in delivering high levels of
patient care, and empower individuals and their families for self-care and
health management.

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not
limited to:

Pervasive Healthcare Management
* Challenges surrounding data quality
* Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
* Business cases and cost issues
* Security and privacy issues
* Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare
* Legal and regulatory issues
* Insurance payments and cost aspects
* Staffing and resource management

Understanding users and human aspects in Pervasive Healthcare
* User requirements, studies or new designs addressing healthcare challenges
* Identifying and addressing stakeholder conflicts: patient needs, caregiver
needs, health professional needs, organizational needs
* Usability and acceptability
* Barriers to adoption, and enablers
* Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion
* Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
* Patient empowerment
* Diversity: population and condition-specific requirements
* Inclusive research and design: engaging underrepresented populations

* Sensor-based decision support systems
* Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
* Wearable and implantable sensor integration
* Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
* Data mining medical patient records
* Software architectures e.g. Agent, SOA, distributed middlewares
* Electronic Health Records (EHR)
* Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
* Context and activity recognition
* Fall detection 
* User modelling and personalization
* Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environments

Applications themes
* Autonomous systems to support independent living
* Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
* Telemedicine 
* Chronic disease and health risk management applications
* Health promotion and disease prevention
* Home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring
* Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients
* Smart homes and hospitals
* Using mobile devices in the storage, update, and transmission of patient
* Wellbeing and lifestyle support
* Systems to support individuals with auditory, cognitive, or vision
* Systems to support caregivers

Each paper will be blind peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health
2012 program committee with additional expert reviewers drawn from relevant
research domains. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality,
significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and
presentation.  The acceptance rate was under 30% for Pervasive Health 2009
and 2010. Pervasive Health will accept submissions in several categories.
More details regarding submissions can be found in:

Paper submission deadline: 1 February 2012
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2012
Camera-ready submission: 10 April 2012
Conference: 21-24 May 2012

General Chair
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA

Program Chair
Jakob Bardram, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto, Canada
Monica Tentori, UABC, Mexico

Steering Committee
Imrich Chlamtac, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Oscar Mayora-Ibarra , CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy
Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
Venet Osmani, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

Local Organizing Chairs
Nadir Weibel, UCSD, San Diego, CA

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